Understanding school child abuse across varied contexts: A comparative study
Devender Kumar Chhabra and Dr. Neeraj Kumar Bansal
Child abuse within educational settings is a concerning issue that demands a comprehensive understanding across diverse conditions. This research deals with the phenomenon of school child abuse and explores its manifestations under various circumstances. The study aims to shed light on the factors that contribute to abusive behavior and the impacts it has on the well-being of affected children.
Through a comparative approach, this investigation analyzes the prevalence of school child abuse in different settings, taking into account varying socio-economic backgrounds, cultural contexts, and geographical locations. By examining these factors, the research aims to identify potential patterns and unique challenges that might emerge in specific conditions.
The population of schoolchildren was sampled using a multi-stage cluster sampling technique. Using the chit method, three randomly selected blocks out of five in the Udupi district were selected. Two villages or cities, two schools (one primary and one higher primary), and two classes from each school were randomly picked from each specified block. As a result, there were 12 schools with 24 courses totaling roughly 30 students. After accounting for precision and dropout rate, the estimated sample size for school-age children was 2,720.The findings of this study are expected to provide valuable insights for policymakers, educators, and child protection agencies. By understanding the nuances of school child abuse in different conditions, tailored prevention and intervention strategies can be developed to ensure the safety and well-being of all students.
It is hoped that this research will contribute to raising awareness about the seriousness of school child abuse and inspire collective efforts to create safe and nurturing learning environments for children worldwide. Through collaborative actions, we can strive to protect the rights and dignity of every child within the educational system, fostering a society that values their well-being and supports their holistic development.
Devender Kumar Chhabra, Dr. Neeraj Kumar Bansal. Understanding school child abuse across varied contexts: A comparative study. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2023;6(2):12-21. DOI: 10.33545/nursing.2023.v6.i2.A.334